Special Issue "Diversity, Pathogenicity and Drug Resistance of Medically Important Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2023) | Viewed by 3584
Interests: oral microbiology; antifungal drug resistance; antifungal drug discovery; oral adhesion; Candida albicans
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Many fungi are opportunistic pathogens that cause infections when host defences are impaired. There are an increasing number of ways in which people are becoming immunocompromised. Medical treatments for cancer, immunosuppression for organ transplantation, the deterioration of immune defences due to ageing and stress on the immune system from other microbial infections, including COVID-19, can all have an effect on fungal infections. Therefore, it is important to have up-to-date information on the diversity of fungi causing infections in humans. While the pathogenicity of certain fungi has been extensively studied, there is a need to understand the pathogenesis of emerging fungal infections. Understanding how fungi cause disease and interact with host defences can inform the development of new drugs and novel treatment or prophylaxis as well as strategies. With the limited antifungal armamentarium currently available, understanding trends in the prevalence and nature of antifungal drug resistance is paramount. This Special Issue will collate important reports and reviews on the diversity of fungi currently causing fungal infections in humans, their pathogenicity, drug susceptibility and mechanisms of drug resistance.
Prof. Dr. Richard D. Cannon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- emerging fungal diseases
- fungal diversity
- fungal disease prevalence
- fungal drug resistance